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MADRID Bridge lost an estimated 60 containers overboard, with 70 damaged during an incident in the North Atlantic on 7 January.

According to a customer advisor from vessel operator Ocean Network Express, the containership suffered container collapse during transit to its next port of call in New York.

Madrid Bridge is proceeding towards the East Coast of the US. ONE expects it to call in Charleston for an assessment of the vessel condition and to discharge the affected containers.

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The vessel left Singapore on 9 December and transited the Suez Canal on 21 December.

According to ONE’s published schedule, the vessel was due to berth at GCT Bayonne Terminal at New York on 21 January.

Madrid Bridge is a Japanese-flagged containership with a capacity of 13,900 TEU. It was built in 2018. Its length is 365.94 metres (LOA) and is 51 metres wide.

The vessel is on ONE’s Asia-North America EC4 route, which calls Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep and Singapore before going to North America. There it calls New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, and New York again before heading back to Singapore via the Suez Canal.

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